"Sparkling"—Independent on Sunday
"A literary bubble bath...Take a delightful and frothy dip among the gayer aspects of the author's favorite and well worked Regency period."—Sunday Tribune
Almost an heiress
Country—bred, spirited Kitty Charings is on the brink of inheriting a fortune from her eccentric guardian — provided that she marries one of his grand–nephews. Kitty has spent her secluded life pining for the handsome, rakish Jack, who is well aware of her attachment.
A plan of her own
But when Jack fails to respond to his great–uncle's ultimatum, Kitty hatches a strategy of her own — a counterfeit betrothal to mild–mannered Freddy Standen (who neither needs nor wants the money).
A most unlikely hero
And when Kitty's generous heart leads to all sorts of unintended troubles, there is only one man who can rescue her from more than one dreadful fix, pick up the pieces of her plotting and in the process her heart...
"Thus begins Cotillion, arguably the funniest, most charming of Georgette Heyer's many delightful Regency romances." — Amazon.co.uk
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A silly tale but very funny
Heyer characterizes the very upper crust of British nobility in the Regency period with vey finely crafted dialog and description. I laughed out loud and had to keep reading for the verbal caricature and to make sure that everyone who deserved to live happily ever after really ended up doing so.
My favorite Heyer!
Loved Cotillion. The hero is a surprise and there's so much humor. I've laughed aloud and reread many times.
Gave me a headache!
If you want to read something that sounds like it was written by some old woman two hundred years ago, then you should jump right on this. I simply do not have the patience.